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Smart Micro Radar Systems


UHD smart micro radar devices are a superior alternative to in-pavement inductive loop vehicle detectors. Inductive loop detectors have proven to be expensive to install and maintain over the life cycle of an intersection. They are also a point of premature failure of pavement by way of saw cuts on the surface.

Entirely removing the requirement for saw cutting into the pavement to install wire and sealant will greatly enhance the longevity of pavement, particularly at stop lines where SCATS loops are the regular point of failure for pavement.

When it comes to operational performance, smart micro radars have become a proven method and can effectively replace conventional inductive loops for a simplified method of traffic control at intersections and other key traffic areas.

Learn more about smart radar vehicle detection and see our previous implementation examples by downloading the PDF below.

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Cars on a multilane road with sensor imagery

Benefits of Smart Micro Radar Vehicle Detection

Environmentally Responsible

Loop cutting is a rather dirty business. It is resource intense, and the end to end process of saw cutting and sealing asphalt pavement creates unwelcome noise, dust, and concrete slurry. All this waste then needs to be disposed of carefully. Over an intersection’s operational life, this cycle of unnecessary waste is repeated numerous times. This can be avoided with the use of smart micro radar systems which do not require the cutting of pavements for installation.

Dual Purpose Sensor

Cycle counting has emerged as a region of interest for all road authorities. A smart micro sensor will count and classify traffic and cyclists, in addition to intersection control. Additional virtual detection zones are easily placed without any additional infrastructure, with the ability to sensor long range multi-lane traffic with ease.

Network Resilience

Roadworks create real challenges for network operators. One significant benefit of virtual detection is that the detection zones can be moved to accommodate temporary lane changes. This means that virtual detection can be operational even before the final seal is laid on the road, unlike with SCATS loop systems.

Minor seal repairs or civil projects often cause damage to inductive loops, unintentionally creating an additional drain on traffic management and control resources to implement quick fixes.

There is no detection downtime while waiting for traffic management plan approvals or pavement repairs, the smart radar continues to function at 100% regardless of the pavement condition.

Improved Safety for Field Technicians

To accurately diagnose an in-pavement loop failure, field technicians are required to access a kerbside termination box. This can be a dangerous operation and may require expensive temporary traffic management.

Remove the risk of injury by installing micro smart radars, which are practically maintenance-free due to their self-calibration functions.

Reliable in All Conditions

Smart radar technology is not affected by poor weather, sun strike, or vehicle illumination. A radar sensor will continue to operate correctly without regular cleaning, unlike a lens-based solution.

Close up of a traffic sensor

Order Smart Radar Technology from TSL Today

At TSL, we started out as a traffic signal company before branching out into other avenues such as civil construction. This means we have strong connections in the traffic management industry and can source the best smart radar technology from suppliers around the world.

For pricing and further information about the smart radar systems available, give us a call or send us a message today. We look forward to working with you to satisfy your traffic control and signal requirements.

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